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Climbing Mount Laurel

The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in An American Suburb
Massey, Douglas S. (eBook - 2013)
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"Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a fair share of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Mount Laurel was the town at the center of the court decisions. As a result, Mount Laurel has become synonymous with the debate over affordable housing policy designed to create economically integrated communities. What was the impact of the Mount Laurel decision on those most affected by it? What does the case tell us about economic inequality? Climbing Mount Laurel undertakes a systematic evaluation of the Ethel Lawrence Homes--a housing development produced as a result of the Mount Laurel decision. Douglas Massey and his colleagues assess the consequences for the surrounding neighborhoods and their inhabitants, the township of Mount Laurel, and the residents of the Ethel Lawrence Homes. Their analysis reveals what social scientists call neighborhood effects--the notion that neighborhoods can shape the life trajectories of their inhabitants. Climbing Mount Laurel proves that the building of affordable housing projects is an efficacious, cost-effective approach to integration and improving the lives of the poor, with reasonable cost and no drawbacks for the community at large."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Massey, Douglas S.
Title: Climbing Mount Laurel
the struggle for affordable housing and social mobility in an American suburb
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 269 p.) :,ill
Statement of Responsibility: Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]
Contents: Location cubed: the importance of neighborhoods
Suburban showdown: the Mount Laurel controversy
Field of dreams: Ethel Lawrence homes come to Mount Laurel
Rhetoric and reality: monitoring Mount Laurel
Neighborly concerns: effects on surrounding communities
All things considered: neighbors' perceptions a decade later
Greener pastures: moving to tranquility
Tenant transitions: from geographic to social mobility
Affordable housing: suburban solutions to urban problems
Summary: "Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a fair share of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Mount Laurel was the town at the center of the court decisions. As a result, Mount Laurel has become synonymous with the debate over affordable housing policy designed to create economically integrated communities. What was the impact of the Mount Laurel decision on those most affected by it? What does the case tell us about economic inequality? Climbing Mount Laurel undertakes a systematic evaluation of the Ethel Lawrence Homes--a housing development produced as a result of the Mount Laurel decision. Douglas Massey and his colleagues assess the consequences for the surrounding neighborhoods and their inhabitants, the township of Mount Laurel, and the residents of the Ethel Lawrence Homes. Their analysis reveals what social scientists call neighborhood effects--the notion that neighborhoods can shape the life trajectories of their inhabitants. Climbing Mount Laurel proves that the building of affordable housing projects is an efficacious, cost-effective approach to integration and improving the lives of the poor, with reasonable cost and no drawbacks for the community at large."--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Ebook Library
ISBN: 1400846048
9781400846047
0691157294
9780691157290
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General bisacsh BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure bisacsh Social mobility New Jersey Mount Laurel (Township) Zoning, Exclusionary New Jersey Mount Laurel (Township) Housing New Jersey Mount Laurel (Township) Low-income housing New Jersey Mount Laurel (Township)
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: SOCIAL SCIENCE General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Infrastructure
Social mobility
Zoning, Exclusionary
Housing
Low-income housing
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Massey, Douglas S. Climbing Mount Laurel. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] 9780691157290 (DLC) 2012047549 (OCoLC)820118578
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